Wednesday, February 24, 2021

WIP Wednesday: Broken Engagement

Most of the time spent in my sewing room recently has been working on my double wedding ring quilt, aka "Broken Engagement." 

I sewed and sewed arcs--a total of 72, each with eight pieces. My color palette is inspired by an old quilt top that I've cut apart, and then decided those pieces would go on the back as they were way too busy for the front. 

For no apparent reason that I can identify, this is my most favorite arc--the one my eye keeps going back to.
Placing the arcs in some kind of random order.
Cutting out and placing the corner pieces.
Semi-final layout, subject to changes as I go along.
I was hoping to really make a dent in my solids scrap bin. But I cut most of the quilt top from fat quarters, so I probably ended up putting more back into the scrap bin than I took out. Go figure...
Putting everything on the design wall was the fun part. Now the work begins--all that curved sewing...


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The Colorful Fabriholic said... #

I love it - fabulous color palette! A word of advice from experience, if I may: When you press the outer arc seams, press toward the arc (I know, it feels wrong) so that when the backgrounds are sewn together the arc seam allowances will be going away from the background seams in the corners. I learned the hard way and had to repress many seams after the blocks were joined. Good luck with the curves, and enjoy the process.

Needled Mom said... #

It really looks great, Cindy. The colors are just fabulous. Looking forward to seeing this all together.

cspoonquilt said... #

That's quite an endeavor! At first glance (picture at the top) the colors did not ring any bells for me but when you layed them all out with the corners something really wonderful happened!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Absolutely love your color palette. This is going to be fantastic. Are the arcs paper pieced? said... #

Just gorgeous. I would love to tackle round pieces like those...maybe one day when I'm more patient!!

OPQuilt said... #

Woohoo! Congratulations on getting this far on a tough and many-seamed quilt! It will be gorgeous. I started a wedding ring quilt on 9-11, made out of Aunt Grace (old-fashioned) fabrics. I bring it out and sew on it every once in a while. You'll be finished before I will!